A Tribute to 49


There’s just something special about turning 49.

Perhaps it’s the year when our internal voice re~minds:

“Now, is time to let go.

To live only in peace.

Forgive ourselves, every one and every thing.

Our heart now rests in truth, compassion and ease.

Forget we’ve made mistakes.

Feel forgiveness’s magical release.

No longer having any axes to grind,

Feelings of inadequacy, or

Fear of falling behind.

No more norms to compare ourselves to.

Take off our sneakers and kick off our shoes.

Walk barefoot for the rest of our lives,

If we, so choose.

Having the whole world in the palm of our hands.

At 49, we move happily,

Slowly, absentmindedly in the slush, snow and sand.

With others at our side or, alone.

It matters not.

It really is,

All just fine

When we turn 49.”


© 2016 Judi Risser All Rights Reserved


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